Transportation of Dangerous Goods

Learning objectives

  • Explain the purpose of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act
  • Identify when a material is considered hazardous
  • Identify the job functions of the regulations
  • Understand and identify the 9 classes of dangerous goods and their associated hazards
  • Explain the purpose of markings and labels and describe who uses them and their proper placement on a package
  • Describe basic placarding requirements
  • Describe how to select, load and secure and fill means of containment
  • Identify the information on the Shipping Document
  • List Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP) requirements
  • Define what constitutes an accidental release and explain reporting requirements

Course overview

In this lesson, you will learn about the transportation of dangerous goods. You will learn about the regulations that govern such transportation, how and why certain materials are classified as hazardous, how to properly contain, mark, load and secure hazardous materials; how to document proper shipping information for hazardous materials, and how to identify and report an accidental release.

  • Training Type: Interactive
  • 22 minutes
  • English, French Canadian
Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Classes and Divisions of Dangerous Goods
  • Marking and Labeling
  • Means of Containment and Shipping
  • Accidental Release and Emergency Response
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act, 1992
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